Beau Allen Set To Rejoin Active Roster
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Eagles reserve defensive tackle Beau Allen has passed a physical and is set to rejoin the active roster, according to NFL Media.
Allen, 25, has been rehabbing from a torn pectoral muscle suffered in the spring and has spent all of training camp on the non-football injury list.
The Eagles resume practice Sunday in advance of the team's final preseason game at the New York Jets on Thursday.
Allen was originally penciled in as the team's top interior backup behind starters Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan, a role handled by second-year man Destiny Vaeao in Allen's absence. Others mixing in from there have been Justin Hamilton, Gabe Wright as well as rookie sixth-round pick Elijah Qualls.
With just 16 days between the season-opener in Washington on Sept. 10, it remains to be seen if Allen can ramp things up enough to be in the defensive line rotation against the Redskins.
Allen does figure to be a part of the 53-man roster, however, meaning things have gotten that much tougher for Hamilton, Wright and Qualls.
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